Assume the same facts as in E12-30, but that Watney intends to sell half of the Hamel bonds immediately and to hold the other half of the bonds to sell once the price of the bonds appreciates sufficiently.
In E12-30, Watney Inc. purchased $10,000 of 6% Hamel bonds at par on July 1, 2013. The bonds pay interest semiannually. Watney intends to hold the Hamel bonds for the life of the bonds. During the second half of 2013, an increase in interest rates reduced the fair value of the bonds to $9,000.

1. Prepare a journal entry to record Watney's receipt of six months of interest revenue.
2. Prepare a journal entry (if any is required) to record any unrealized gains or losses on the Hamel bonds during 2013. (Only consider ordinary accounting for unrealized gains or losses. Do not consider whether an impairment should be recorded.)

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